Welcome to Marquette University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects. The MU IRB reviews and approves research involving the use of human subjects under the jurisdiction of Marquette University. The IRB is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the adequacy of the research plan, to minimize risks and to maximize the potential for benefit from human subjects’ who participate in research based on federal and state regulations, in addition to institutional policies.


08/28/2017 - Beginning August 2017, the IRB will be using the KUALI research software for IRB office record management. If the PI is an undergraduate student, the student must complete the Update KUALI Research Student Group: Undergraduate form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar in order to grant permission to allow undergraduate student information to be stored in the research software.

04/27/2017 - New guidance documents are available to provide helpful information to researchers. Visit the Useful Links page for guidance documents on the use of online surveys in research, issues surrounding genetic testing and helpful hints on how to deidentify your dataset.

09/08/2016 - New human subjects training available. The IRB has switched from the NIH online training modules to CITI. Visit the Training & Education page for more information.

06/14/2016 - MU School of Dentistry (MUSoD) approval required for all new IRB submissions where MUSoD students and patients will be research subjects. Complete the MUSoD IRB Approval Form and obtain MUSoD approval prior to IRB submission. A copy of the approval must be included with the IRB submission. Contact Dr. Sheila Stover for more information.

08/28/2014 - Need to add research assistants or other personnel to your protocol? Check out the Personnel Amendment Form. Changes to personnel are normally approved in a few business days. Don't forget to check the Training & Education page for training requirements and instructions for formatting certificates.


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Research Compliance, in cooperation with and in support of the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, is to facilitate safe and ethical research conducted by Marquette faculty, staff and students in the areas of human subjects, animal subjects, radiation safety and biosafety.